Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is another example of Altieri Sebor Wieber answering the challenge of creative engineering design for a unique building. Altieri Sebor Wieber provided mechanical and electrical design services for both the base building and the exhibit design. The exhibit program included pulse theaters, interactive exhibits, as well the extensive use of interactive video and audio exhibits.

The program for the building included two small performance theaters, a museum shop, food service area, and the Hall of Fame proper featuring the exhibits related to the inductees.
The building contains 125,000 square feet of usable floor space with over 40,000 square feet of exhibit space.
The sprinkler system was closely coordinated with the mullion system of the curtain wall. ASW also worked with the architects to select a high performance glazing system using insulating glass with a low e interlayer. Operable panels were specified to work with the engineered smoke control system serving the atrium.
Spot cooling was also employed in the visitor bridges to achieve visitor comfort.
The Hall of Fame is served by a 600-ton chiller plant, which utilizes refrigerant R-123. The chillers and cooling towers are in a remote building for obvious reasons. The central plant is also the home of the 5,000 MBH gas fired boiler plant.
A complicated system of drainage piping and conduit distribution was necessary to achieve the architect’s goals.

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Location: Cleveland, OH

Completion Date: 1997

Architects: Pei Cobb Freed & Partners